Bilingual Care Navigator – Safety Net
Health Brigade is seeking a full-time Bilingual Care Navigator to work in an integrated health care setting. The Bilingual Care Navigator is responsible for navigating Health Brigade patients through the healthcare system. This includes patient education, ongoing navigation, and working with outside agencies to coordinate patient care.
Education and experience:
• Has experience working in human service field and/or healthcare
• HS Diploma or GED
Skills and Abilities
• Willingness to work with a diverse client/patient population, including people of color, individuals for whom English is not their first language, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, individuals living with chronic illness, etc.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• An ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.
• Candidates must demonstrate exceptional computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products are required. Will have to perform calculations and be highly attentive to details.
• Assist eligible patients in applying for services by helping them complete the application process and successfully access care by becoming familiar with their benefits.
• Follow up on incomplete applications.
• Collaborate with Referral and Registration Coordinator to assist patients with transitioning between Medicaid and Safety Net services.
• Assisting Patient with linkage to services and community resources as needed.
• Collaborate with Medication Coordinator to complete Prior Authorizations for medications for PrEP and Medicaid patients.
• Collaborate with an Interdisciplinary Team to address service appeals and prior authorization to receive necessary services
-Access Now Specialty Care Referrals
• Complete Specialty Referrals
• Complete Referral tracking including reminders to patient to complete application and schedule appointment. Follow up on obtaining records after the specialty visit is complete.
• Assist patients who receive bills for referred services in getting bills cleared
-Cross Train for Medicaid Navigator and Front Desk
Employees must be able to work collaboratively with a variety of staff within the organization. HB expects individuals to have a strong work ethic and commitment to our mission and values. Successful candidate must possess skills that support and enable sound decision making, strong personal and professional boundaries, good judgement, and discretion.
Compensation – $19.00/hr. Full benefit package with paid vacation and holidays
1. Email resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to: Polly Foster at [email protected]
Any resume sent without the accompanying cover letter or references will not be considered.
No phone calls please. Application deadline: February 17, 2023
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – PMHNP
Health Brigade (HB) is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to complete psychiatric assessments and provide medication management to clients. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will evaluate, diagnose, and treat clients with mental health concerns. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and be comfortable working with diverse populations, including but not limited to communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and low-income communities.
- Graduate of an accredited graduate nurse practitioner program and certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Current active Virginia Board of Nursing license to practice independently as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Current DEA prescriptive authority
- Experience working with other professionals (across disciplines) to ensure best practice and address clinical concerns.
- Skilled in the use of technology, software, and an electronic medical record.
- 1 or more years of experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.
- Interest & experience in trauma informed care.
- Interest & experience in substance use disorders.
Candidate will be expected to keep accurate and timely records (e.g., appointments, progress notes, referrals) using HB’s electronic medical record and to follow HIPAA guidelines regarding confidentiality. Computer skills are required and proficiency in Microsoft Office products preferred. Health Brigade also requires up-to-date vaccinations for influenza and COVID.
Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a variety of staff within the organization as well as independently. HB expects candidate to have a strong work ethic, commitment to our mission and values, demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity related to anti-racism, social justice, multicultural issues, and ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals and groups. The successful candidate must possess skills that support and enable sound decision making, strong personal and professional boundaries, good judgement, and confidentiality.
Knowledge and Skills
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of multiple teams
- Knowledge of adult mental health issues
- Strong organizational skills
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Hybrid model (in-person and telehealth)
Compensation starts at $50 per hour. This position includes generous PTO and holiday schedule and an extremely flexible work environment (remote and in-person). Health Brigade is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
- Flexible work environment (hybrid model)
- Dental and Vision insurance
- Life and Disability insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Email resume and a list of three professional references to: [email protected]
- Complete the application here: https://form.jotform.com/223536031622143
Any resume sent without the accompanying application or references will not be considered.
No phone calls please. Application deadline: January 27, 2023
CHR/Needle Exchange Associate
Health Brigade (HB) is seeking a part time (20 hours) Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR)/Needle Exchange Associate at a rate of $16.00/hr.
The CHR/Needle Exchange Associate will assist with our Needle Exchange program providing outreach education, referrals, and naloxone to the community. They will also act as an advocate for participants for services, resources and support as needed. The CHR Associate will attend meetings and trainings with the CHR team, supervisors, and Health Brigade staff as well as help advise and organize the programs growth and development including program policy and procedure.
Working conditions are varied including interior and exterior environments. The position requires moderate physical activity with exposure to hazards or physical risks which require following basic safety precautions.
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of harm reduction principles and substance use issues, either through lived experience or past work experience, preferred.
- Comfortable working without judgment with persons that actively use drugs and understand how drugs and drug policy have affected the community.
- Valid driver’s license is required.
- Communication skills to facilitate a dialog between the CHR program and its participants. Can communicate with participants to organize a Drug Using Advisory Board and act as a bridge to the active using community.
- Be willing to receive training to become trauma informed and interact with a diverse team.
- Be willing to receive training to dispense and train others on how to use naloxone.
- Understands social justice and can serve participants regardless of race, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, or disability.
- Should be confident navigating service in different community settings including direct street outreach.
- Fluency in Spanish a plus.
- Peer certification hours (500) qualified position
Health Brigade expects individuals to have a commitment to our mission and values. Candidates must be able to work in a team environment with staff and volunteers, as well as work independently. Some evening and weekend work required. Successful candidate must possess skills that support and enable sound decision making, strong personal and professional boundaries, good judgment, and discretion.
People with lived or ongoing experience with drug use, incarceration, homelessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply. Health Brigade sees the experiences associated with these identities as assets in this role and within our organization.
Health Brigade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, email resume and three professional references to: [email protected] Application questions https://form.jotform.com/211966026902051
Any resume sent without the accompanying application questions or references will not be considered.
No phone calls please.
Health Brigade is currently seeking a full-time or part-time Vaccine Coordinator. The Vaccine Coordinator will oversee all aspects of vaccine administration with the goal of expanding vaccine education and access to the diverse population served by our on-site and outreach community programs.
We are looking for a Vaccine Coordinator to help us expand vaccine education and access within our Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR)/Needle Exchange program. In conjunction with the Medical Director, the Clinic Manager and the members of the Health Outreach team, the Vaccine Coordinator will develop and implement a program to expand education, access, and uptake to all vaccines that Health Brigade (HB) has access to. The Vaccine Coordinator will oversee all operations of vaccine management and will participate in program development, and will ensure that licensed, trained volunteers are available in the field to provide vaccine services. This role works closely with our program staff, volunteers, and partner organizations. The Vaccine Coordinator is responsible for education, vaccine administration, and record keeping including quality data management.
- Minimal training as RN with nursing license in the State of Virginia
- Bilingual preferred
- Current BLS
- Experience with vaccine administration and patient education
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong clinical management skills (staff and volunteer training, supervision, and scheduling)
- Advanced computer skills including but not limited to use of Word, Excel, Outlook and electronic medical records
- Strong leadership skills
- Sound decision-making and professional judgement
- Ordering, administering, and inventory control of vaccines including tracking usage, wastage and administration, and updating the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) and the electronic health record to accurately reflect vaccine usage.
- Develops and maintains updated administrative policies and materials necessary for vaccine administration such as vaccine standing orders, pre-vaccination checklists, consent forms and vaccine information statements.
- Leads program development of a vaccine education and implementation strategy that is tailored to the various patients and clients who seek our services in the medical clinic and out in the community, including but not limited to:
- RWB (case management program for persons living with AIDS)
- HIV prevention programs
- CHR program/needle exchange
- Community partners (Latinx outreach programs, VA League for Safer Streets, etc.)
- Participates in community outreach activities to provide vaccine education and administration.
- Develops and implements a plan to ensure that Medical Clinic patients are advised of the vaccines for which they are eligible and routinely notified when they are due for immunization.
- Educates staff, volunteers and the community on the importance of vaccines, including development of educational materials.
- Supervises the training and work of staff and volunteer vaccine educators/vaccinators and maintains training records.
- Quality data management to ensure rigorous internal controls and patient safety, and to monitor improvements in vaccine uptake throughout the organization.
- Works closely with partner organizations on cooperative efforts for community acceptance and participation in the vaccine program.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Full benefit package with paid vacation and holidays
Email to: Polly Foster [email protected].
Any resume sent without the accompanying cover letter, resume, references and application will not be considered.
No phone calls please.
Health Brigade is an Equal Opportunity Employer.